Handbook of Sericulture

Handbook of Sericulture

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...of string with the sheets of paper hanging loosely down, may be tied to the lid of the box, and the box sent away afterwards. Eggs should not be sent from one place to another in parching hot weather. It is safer sending cocoons at such seasons. Cocoons should be kept in a damp room in such weather, or else the eggs layed by moths coming out of them may fail to hatch. If moths and eggs have to be sent to a distance for microscopical selection, the moths should be placed on pieces of paper 7 inches by 4 inches covered up with little earthen cups, leaving half the space of each piece of paper free. After the moths have finished laying eggs, 71.0., a day or two after, the moths are to be folded up at the free ends of the pieces of paper and despatched. In this way each moth will be sent with its own laying of eggs separately. The folding of the pieces of paper should be so well done that the moths may not crawl out of them, but at the same time that they may not be crushed to death. The eggs and moths may also be sent in separate pieces of paper, in which case the two pieces must be numbered correspondingly. 146. Eivchange of see0Z.--In a growlnage there should be kept at all times various kinds of silkworm eggs. The proprietor of agrainage should never depend on village seed or seed from another grainage, as much disappointment is sometimes caused when one has to_go elsewhere for a particular kind of seed. It is in September and October that Chkotapwlu cocoons are required for seed for the November bund. To make sure of Ghhotapalu during those months, the graineur should keep a kahcm or two of Ghhotapalu worms every b'u/nd throughout the year. To select 20 or 25 Chhotapalu moths every bu/nd, and to rear the eggs, L in wire-boxes in a corner...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236899989
  • 9781236899989